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Health and Welfare Standing Committee Meeting of National Assembly postponed to Mar. 2.

(Flash report) As the ruling party and medical/pharmaceutical organizations agreed to postpone the implementation of the medical/pharmacy separation system one more year (July 1, 2000), the Health and Welfare Sta...

KFDA reforms drug related civil service

The KFDA announced on Feb. 23 that their civil service for drug related affairs would be substantially improved, for instance, taking at least 85 days for an authorization of new drug registration and all working proc...

KFDA Drug Safety Director nominated to Choi Soo-yung.

The KFDA appointed Mr. Choi Soo-yung, former head of Kyungin regional KFDA office, to the top position of Drug Safety Bureau, a core position at the KFDA, on Feb. 18 succeeding to Mr. Choi Yun-pan who was abruptly ar...

GMP for pharmaceutical bulk materials to implement from 2001.

The GMP for pharmaceutical raw materials seems to be implemented from year 2001, and for the biological products including vaccines from year 2002, the KFDA announced. So far the the KFDA recommended the GMP for ph...

Mr. Choi Soo-yung nominated to head of Drug Safety Administration Bureau of KFDA.

(Flash report.) Mr. Choi Soo-yung, the former head of the Kyungin KFDA office (government grade II-A official) was appointed to the director of the Drug Safety Administration Bureau of KFDA as of Feb. 18. Mr. Ch...

Separation system during this extraordinary session.

National Assembly may decide schedules for Medical/pharmacy separation system during this extraordinary session. The 201th extraordinary session of the National Assembly was scheduled to open for a 20 day term ...

Mr. Choi Soo-yung likely nominated to director of Drug Safety dept. of KFDA.

The KFDA seems to find out a way to turn their deteriorated moral into normal atmosphere again since Director of Drug Safety department Kim Yon-pan was arrested on Feb. 10 in charge of bribery received from 12 drug an...

KFDA negotiates for mutual recognition of GMP with U.S.

The KFDA is trying to improve the drug quality control system in connection with the current international trade issues via bilateral treaty for the mutual recognition of GMP between Korea and America and Korea and th...

86.7% elderly people suffered from chronic diseases.

86.7% of the elderly people over 65 years old have been found to suffer from chronic diseases according to the survey conducted by the Korea Institute of Health and Social Affairs against 9,355 households and 2,535 po...

KIHSA suggested KFDA organization changes.

The Korea Institute of Health and Social Affairs suggested 3 different plans of the KFDA organization changes through the research paper titled "Mid and long term administration development plans for the safety of foo...

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